The Trilling Frog (Neobatrachus sudellae formerly Neobatrachus centralis), is one of the most widely distributed of the Australian burrowing frogs and is found inhabiting grasslands in arid and semi-arid regions. It is often found in claypans, such as those of Ilparpa Claypans in Alice Springs.
Also locally known as the Desert Trilling Frog (Neobatrachus centralis), they have vertical pupils and are a fawn, pale yellow or grey on their upper side, with small irregular darker patches. The toes are fully webbed with deep indentations between the toes.
Like most desert frogs, they develop quickly from eggs, to tadpole and to frogs.
The following are of the Desert Trilling Frog having just emerged from aestivation at the Ilparpa Claypans in Alice Springs, Northern Territory.
- Scientific classification
- Kingdom: Animalia
- Phylum: Chordata
- Class: Amphibia
- Order: Anura
- Family: Limnodynastidae
- Genus: Neobatrachus
- Species: N. sudellae
- Binomial name: Neobatrachus sudellae
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